Spotlight: Dr Martin Ruehl

Dr Martin Ruehl


Dr Ruehl specializes in the intellectual history of modern Germany. His research to date has focussed on the ideas and ideologies that shaped German society and culture in the Wilhelmine and Weimar period, in particular the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and its reception since the 1890s. Dr Ruehl has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of political thought, with particular emphasis on Romanticism, Nietzsche and Nietzscheanism, the Conservative Revolution and fascist ideology. In addition to this, he has supervised and lectured on various aspects of modern historiography, including Ranke and the Prussian School, Historismus, Marx and historical materialism, as well as postmodernism.